Difference between Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Nexus 4

Key difference: Samsung has now expanded its’ offerings in the phablet category by introducing the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is named such because of its 6.3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone is powered by a Dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 processor with a 1.5 GB RAM. The Nexus 4 is Google's fourth Nexus-branded Android smartphone. It was produced in collaboration with LG Electronics. The phone features a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2 GB of RAM.

Samsung is a major player on the world smartphone platform. It is the second most popular smartphone retailer in the world by number of units sold, after Apple. It is in fact the first most popular Android smartphone retailer in the world by number of units sold. The company’s Samsung Galaxy S3 was the first phone that gave the iPhone a real competition. Hence, effectively making the Galaxy brand, a brand to be reckoned with.

Samsung is also credited with creating the ‘phablet’ category by introducing the Samsung Galaxy Note. A phablet is a cross between a phone and a tablet; it sized as a table but with all the properties of a phone. Samsung has now expanded its’ offerings in the phablet category by introducing the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is named such because of its 6.3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone is powered by a Dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 processor with a 1.5 GB RAM. The phone runs Android 4.2.2, the latest version of Android at the time of its launch. The phone also features an 8 MP primary camera and a 1.9 MP secondary front-facing camera.

In addition to the above mentioned features, the phone also boasts several features that are available on the Samsung Galaxy S4. This includes ‘Group Play’, which enables easy content sharing for up to 8 devices on the same Wi-Fi network; ‘Samsung WatchON’ that transforms the phone into an IR remote controller to connect to the home entertainment system; ‘Samsung Link’ for streaming photos, videos, notes, or music to the television, tablet or computer; ‘S Translator’ that provides instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications including email, and ChatON, which allows the user to share the phone’s screen with other users.

Furthermore, the phone also has a split screen capability that allows two or more applications to share the screen. These applications include email, messages, ‘MyFiles,’ ‘S Memo,’ ‘S Planner’, and more. The phone also has the popular ‘Air View’ feature, which allows users to preview information in emails, photos in Gallery, and speed dial contacts, before opening them. In addition, the ‘S Travel’ feature trip information, local guides and resources, etc., while the ‘Story album’ allows users to create albums of daily events, keep special moments in one place using a timeline, geo-tag information and publish digital albums in hard copy.

Among the number of various companies, Google has also launched its own line of smartphones based on Android, called the Google Nexus. Each device in the Nexus line is produced via collaboration between Google and a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner.

The Nexus devices in general have an advantage over other devices in that the Android in the Nexus devices is pure. I.e. the Android does not have any manufacturer or wireless carrier modifications to it, such as a custom graphical user interface. The Android also has an unlockable bootloader to allow further development and end-user modification, all of which is usually blocked on other Android smartphones.

The Nexus 4 is Google's fourth Nexus-branded Android smartphone. It was produced in collaboration with LG Electronics. The phone features a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, front facing 1.3 megapixel camera and an 8 megapixel rear camera and a micro-SIM card tray. The phone runs on the Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system, which was launched with the phone. The phone also features a new camera technology, called the Photo Sphere. This allows one to take 360 deg Panorama shots.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Google Nexus website, samsungmobilepress.com, samsungtomorrow.com, gdgt.com and GSMarena.com.

 

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Nexus 4

Launch Date

May 2013

November 13, 2012

Company

Samsung

Google; designed in collaboration with and manufactured by LG Electronics.

Size

167.6 x 88 x 8 mm (6.60 x 3.46 x 0.31 in)

133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm (5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 in)

Display

TFT capacitive touchscreen

True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

720 x 1280 pixels, 6.3 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)

768 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~318 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

199g (7.02 oz)

139g (4.90 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE - GT-I9205

No

GUI

TouchWiz UI

Pure Android

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU

Mali-T604

Adreno 320

OS

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Exynos 5250

Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon

RAM

1.5 GB RAM

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

TBA

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

8/16 GB storage

8/16 GB storage

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 64 GB

None

Sensors

Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
  • WiFi Direct
  • BT 4.0(BLE)
  • USB 2.0 H/S
  • GPS+GLONASS
  • NFC
  • MHL
  • Infrared port
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC (Android Beam)
  • Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+
  • GSM/EDGE/GPRS
  • 3G
  • HSPA+ 42
  • Wireless charging
  • SlimPort

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, USB

Speed

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host

microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.9 MP

1.3 MP

Video

Yes

[email protected]

Camera Features

Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),

Sound & Shot, Sports, , Continuous shot

Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, photo sphere

Sound Enhancement

-

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

MP3, M4A, MP4, 3GP, 3GA, WMA, OGG, OGA, AAC, FLAC

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 player

Video supported formats

3GP, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV

MP4/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery

Available Colors

White, Black

Black

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
  • Story Album, S Translator
  • Air View, Multi Window, Pop Up Play
  • Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
  • Samsung WatchON
  • Samsung Link, S Travel (TripAdvisor), S Voice 2.0
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Microphone
  • Ambient light
  • Compass
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor
  • Google Search,
  • Maps, Gmail,
    YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: samsungtomorrow.com, blogs.computerworld.com

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